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How New York Finally Passed Congestion Pricing

With a subway crisis looming, the political stars aligned to impose fees for driving on Manhattan’s most traffic-filled streets.
Congestion pricing looks poised to come to New York City, the first in the U.S. to adopt such a policy.
Congestion pricing looks poised to come to New York City, the first in the U.S. to adopt such a policy.Mary Altaffer/AP

Update, 3/31/19: Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York state assembly, and the New York state senate agreed on a budget that includes a plan to implement congestion pricing.

They said this time would be different—just like the last time. But congestion pricing finally looks poised for arrival in New York City.